Public Hearing - Experimental Lease Application - Victor Doyle

Date: June 15, 2022

Time: 6:00 pm

Location: Administrative Building, 21 Sea Street, Northeast Harbor, 04662

Town: Mount Desert

The Department of Marine Resources (DMR) will hold a public hearing to take evidence on the lease application listed below. Please carefully review this entire notice as there are important deadlines that may impact participation in the proceeding.

Applicant Name and Lease Type: Victor Doyle, Experimental Lease

Culture Type: Suspended culture (Gear on bottom and/or suspended)

Species: Shellfish

General Location, Town: East of Bartlett Island, Mount Desert

Acreage Requested: 1 acre

Lease Term Requested: 3 years

Registering to Participate in the Hearing and Applying for Intervenor Status:

A. Registering to Participate

Anyone wishing to attend the hearing is asked to register with DMR in advance so that space availability can be determined. Persons intending to ask questions of the parties or testify about the proposed lease ("Interested Persons") must register with DMR to participate in this manner.

Interested persons must register no later than 4:00 p.m. on May 31, 2022. Failure to register may limit your ability to participate in the proceeding. Persons who are unable to register online or need assistance with the form must contact DMR (contact information below). The hearing registration form can be accessed by clicking here.

B. Applying for Intervenor Status

Intervenor applications must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on May 31, 2022. Intervenor applications must be requested from DMR at the contact information below. DMR will decide whether to grant intervenor applications five days before the hearing. If you apply for and are granted intervenor status, you become a legal party to the proceeding.

Hearing:

The hearing will be held, in-person, as follows:
June 15, 2022
6:00 p.m.
Town of Mount Desert, Administrative Building
21 Sea Street, Northeast Harbor, 04662
If the hearing listed above is postponed or continued it may be held on June 16, 2022 at the same time and format. Notice of a continuance will be posted to DMR's website under "Meetings."

The hearing will be held in accordance with the adjudicatory proceeding provisions of the Maine Administrative Procedures Act (5 M.R.S.A., ch. 375, subchapter 4). Any interested person may attend the hearing and registered participants may ask questions of the parties or testify about the effect of the proposed lease.

A copy of the completed lease application and DMRs site report are available here: https://www.maine.gov/dmr/aquaculture/leases/pending/index.html

Address questions to:
Maine Department of Marine Resources
Attn: Aquaculture Division
21 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0021
(207) 624-6573
DMRaquaculture@maine.gov

For disability accommodations, contact Melissa Macaluso at: (207) 624-6553, Melissa.Macaluso@maine.gov; or 877-243-2823, TTY 711